What It Means to Be a Friend



“Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” -John 15:13

As humans, our natural tendency is to immediately take things for face value and never care to look deeper. When seeing this verse from the bible, what is the one meaning that initially stands out from this? For me, I was always eager to speak up and say, “its saying that the greatest love we can ever give is dying for someone.” But is that all it means? Is that really the only thing that this verse can give us, that we’ll never reach the peak of our love if we never die for someone?

Personally, I struggled with those questions for some time until recently when I was doing yardwork. I drifted off into my thoughts and recalled a moment where one of my friends was really going through a tough…

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